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Company Accountant - USA

Job Introduction

ALE is large global business that is now expanding into the US market from its office in Houston. As such the company are looking to recruit their first USA based accountant to take on the accounting function previously outsourced.

The individual will be responsible for the full accounting function including full general ledger control, invoicing, bank/cash management and monthly management accounts and group reporting. As a growing company the accountant will be expected to get involved in all areas of the business to assist with the growth and ensure adequate procedures and policies are followed to support the business. As such there will be the opportunity for the individual to develop the role going forward.

The individual will be responsible for internal and external reporting so needs a knowledge and understanding of US accounting rules, US taxes including sales and use tax.

The accountant will have good communication links with the commercial and operational managers to support their objectives of growing the business within the agreed control environment

Role Responsibility

  • Maintaining general ledger including month end closure
  • Preparation of monthly management accounts and management information.
  • Preparation of short and long-term budgets and cashflow forecasts
  • Accounts payable and receivable
  • Cash management
  • Filing of local taxes including monthly sales and use tax returns

The Ideal Candidate

PERSON SPECIFICATION

QUALIFICATIONS

  ESSENTIAL

  • Qualified Accountant

KNOWLEDGE  

  ESSENTIAL

  • US GAAP
  • Sales and Use Tax application and filing

  DESIRABLE

  • Project Based Accounting

EXPERIENCE

  ESSENTIAL

  • Preparation of management accounts
  • Maintenance of general ledger

  DESIRABLE

  • Use of ERP/SAP reporting system

SKILLS & ABILITIES

  ESSENTIAL

  • Strong ICT skills

PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES

  ESSENTIAL

  • Self-starter, enthusiastic about the business who can support the commercial and operational leads within a prescribed control environment
  • Ability to grow and adapt within the business

OTHER REQUIREMENTS

  ESSENTIAL

  • Current valid driving licence
  • Valid passport
 

About the Company

ALE is an engineering specialist. The core activity of the group involves engineering solutions for the horizontal and vertical movement of very large individual items.

Our expertise lies in all aspects of heavy lifting and transportation, including specialised cranes, transporters, hydraulic equipment, and barges. The unique nature of our work means that we rely on highly skilled operators and engineers to work on our projects in a safety critical environment.

ALE serve a wide variety of industry sectors worldwide, ranging from power generation to ports, from renewables to oil and gas, and from civil engineering to mining.  We work both onshore and offshore, and in many other challenging environments from high altitude, to desert and even arctic conditions. Our customers include the top global Engineering Procurement and Contracting companies (EPCs), oil and gas companies, NOCs, major infrastructure specialists, governments, ports and other contractors.

Formed in 1983, ALE employs 1,900 people in 40 businesses across the world.  The company has grown tenfold in the last ten years, and is continuing to reach out to new locations and sectors.

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